Cosmedics Skin Clinics Doctor Advises Patients Not to Ignore Warts and Skin Tags

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Skin blemishes such as warts, skin tags are relatively common and may be considered a harmless, minor complaint. However, they can be highly inconvenient and embarrassing for the sufferer. Dr Ross Perry of Cosmedics Skin Clinics explains the difference and advises patients to seek early treatment for best results.

Dr Ross Perry

Dr Ross Perry

With warts especially, we advise that earlier intervention generally gives the best results. This prevents the wart from becoming too established, when it can become harder and more resistant to treatment; as well as avoiding it spreading.

Warts and skin tags affect a large proportion of the UK population at some time or another. Yet their appearance can cause significant embarrassment for the sufferer when they are in a visible place, or discomfort when they are in an awkward position, catching on clothing.

Medical Director Dr Ross Perry has treated many thousands of skin tags and warts over the years in his private clinics. He explains what causes the problem and why it should not be ignored:

“The main difference between warts and skin tags is that warts are caused by a virus and are therefore contagious – they can spread to other parts of the face and body or else be caught by other people. Skin tags, by comparison, do not spread, although they may appear in a “crop” if they are caused by friction.”

“With warts especially, we advise that earlier intervention generally gives the best results. This prevents the wart from becoming too established, when it can become harder and more resistant to treatment; as well as avoiding it spreading.”

“However, we do see many patients who have put up with the problem for years, or else tried over the counter treatments which have been ineffective. We have also had cases of home treatments promoted on the internet, which can be quite unsatisfactory and in some cases make them worse. For stubborn resistant warts that are showing no signs of going after 6-12 months despite home remedies we would advise professional wart removal treatment such as freezing, laser or surgery for the best results.

Skin tags do not tend to spread in the same way as warts and are often simply due to bad luck, genetic predisposition or else the skin tags occur in areas where skin rubs on skin that causes the growth of these skin pedicles.”

“Skin tag removal is easy, quick and painless with modern procedures that leave almost no scarring; and provides an instant result that requires no time to recover.”

As warts and skin tags are considered medically harmless, their removal is not supported by the NHS in many areas; and where it is, there can be waiting lists and limited treatment options.

Private treatment may offer more convenient service with excellent outcomes. Where the warts or skin tags appear in the embarrassing intimate area, private clinics also have the advantage of being a more discrete service when patients would prefer not to see their own GP.

Cosmedics Skin Clinics based in London and Bristol have a team of experienced, UK-accredited doctors offering private removal of stubborn warts and skin tags in well-equipped clinics. Treatment can be done on the same day as the consultation. The company has 5 clinics in London plus one in Bristol and maintains high standards of professionalism and discretion throughout.
Cosmedics Skin Clinics was established by Dr Perry in 2003 and remains a doctor owned and managed company. Cosmedics offer a full range of cosmetic treatments carried out by, including popular anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers; as well as medical treatments including mole removal, skin tag, cyst and wart removal, thread vein treatment and excessive sweating injections. The flagship Putney clinic also offers a range of beauty treatments including CACI and laser hair removal.
Call 020 7386 0464 or email info(at)cosmedics(dot)co(dot)uk to book an appointment. http://www.cosmedics.co.uk for further information.

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